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"Santa Goes Downtown"
Season 1, Episode 2
#2 in series (193 episodes)
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Jeff Corey guest stars a drunk who thinks he's Santa Claus, who's arrested for trespassing on it after the store houres in "Santa Goes Downtown" in Season 1 (ep.#2).
Series: Night Court
Network/Country: NBC-TV / United States
Air date January 11, 1984
Production code 185365
Written by: Reinhold Weege & Stu Kreisman (story editor)
Directed by: Asaad Kelada
Guest stars: Michael J. Fox
Jeff Corey
Olivia Barash
Rita Taggart
Richard Stahl
George Wallace
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Santa Goes Downtown was the second episode of Night Court. Written by series creator and executive producer Reinhold Weege with Stu Kreisman, the episode was directed y Asaad Kelada, who was also well known for his work on the NBC-TV sitcom Facts of Life. The episode, which aired on NBC-TV, first aired on January 11, 1984.

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Harry must deal with an old man who believes he's the real Santa Claus, and a pair of volatile teenage runaways.

Plot Summary

A defendant that identified himself as Santa Claus (Jeff Corey) comes before the court. In the same day two troubled teens that refuse to give their names appear before the court. The man, who is referred to as "John Doe", seems to know everyone's name and facts about their lives, including two runaway teens named Eddie (Michael J. Fox) and Mary {Olivia Barash) who shoplifted items from a convenient store. The man, or "Santa", convinced he's actually is St. Nick, tries hard to persuade the teens, "Santa Claus" helps the teens resolve their issues and offers Harry the opportunity to succeed him as the next Santa.

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